Steve Kurtaugh will be speaking about what he has learned from his work at Ano Nuevo and other volunteer causes. We have childcare and fun activities for the kids and a thriving community. Join us!
In the spirit of helping often, Sejal H Patel will speak on The Distance Between Us and Justice.
How far away are we from justice?
That question carries many meanings. We can think about time. How much time it will take before events like wrongful convictions and civil rights violations won't happen anymore? We can think about distance.
Life here in Silicon Valley is geographically far away from places like Selma, Baltimore, and Charleston. We can feel grateful, guilty perhaps but grateful, that what we are reading about in the news is not happening to us. We care about injustice, but we can't do much about it.
Or can we? This talk will explore our proximity to justice - how close we are to it, and what we can do to resist what has been a stubborn undercurrent of our democracy since its inception.
As candles are lit and extinguished, the revels will follow the rhythm of moving from light to darkness, and back to light.
Doors open at 10:30am for coffee and snacks, and at 11:00am on the dot we will have great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for food.
We will be collecting coats. Please bring any new or gently-used warm jackets or coats.